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Local Approaches to Addressing Crime and Violence in Latin America

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Local Approaches to Addressing Crime and Violence in the Americas: How Smarter Policing and Decentralized Approaches Can Help

Addressing crime and violence continues to be a top citizen concern in the Americas according to recent polls. While national level security strategies are important, evidence is pointing to more local and more focused strategies designed to address specific public security concerns hold greater promise for reducing crime and violence in communities.

On March 8, our panel of experts discussed local approaches to improving citizen security in the Andean region, with one example from the United States as well.

Co-sponsored by the Latin American Program and the CAF - Development Bank of Latin America.

Local Approaches to Addressing Crime and Violence in Latin America

Photo Credit: Simon Matzinger / Flickr / Creative Commons.

 

Speakers

Introduction

Moderator

  • Eric L. Olson

    Deputy Director, Latin American Program; Senior Advisor, Mexico Institute

Panelists

  • Jorge Srur

    Principal Executive, Department for Institutional Development, Latin America Development Bank (CAF)
  • Lucía Dammert

    Global Fellow
    Associate Professor, Universidad de Santiago de Chile; Expert on public security issues in Latin America

Speakers